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What Are The Chances Of A Man Catching Hiv From A Woman Who Has Aids
Depends: It depends on: 1. Sexual act 2. Viral load of the woman. 3. Presence of a lesion on the man. Starting off at 1:100 chance for insertive vaginal sex , the probability increases if 1. Practicing vigorous sex (results in mucosal tear) 2. If the woman has a high(instead of an undetectable) viral load, 3. If the man has an open lesion (e.g. Herpes ulceration) on the penis. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
How do you know?: You will only know if you have a reliable HIV test done on the spot by a reliable lab...In other words you don't know! that is why the best practice is safe sex. We know how HIV is prevented, we just need to be smarter ; not place ourselves in situations where we are at risk of becoming infected. Other countries have done this by education but in the us the rate is not falling. Are we stupid? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Girlfriend are 2 months together, and i want to know if she has aids or hiv+. How can I know if she has aids?
GET TESTED: When in doubt get tested and have a backup plan if is the first test for repeat in 1 year. ...Read more
When you are infected with someone who has aids, do you immediately get aids or HIV first for a few years?
HIV First: You would have HIV first. As the virus attacks the body, the immune system deteriorates and opportunistic infections occur. Once this starts happening, you can be diagnosed with aids. It typically takes several years of being HIV positive to a diagnosis of aids. Medications are lengthening that transition even more. ...Read more
No : For all practical purposes the answer is no, but there are other means of depleting the cd4 count, some of which are of unknown source. They can produce a similar result as hiv, and we can do this as well with some of the drugs used to treat a variety of illnesses in medical practice. But when we talk about immunodeficiency syndrome we are almost always talking about HIV disease. ...Read more
Secondary immunodef: As dr. Gallant explains, only hiv-1 and hiv-2 cause aids. If you are asking what other causes are there for other aquired immune deficiencies besides hiv/aids, then there are several. A new one was just reported this week from an nih team. Sometimes these are called "other secondary immunodeficiency" rather than "other acquired immunodeficiency syndromes (aids)". See an immunologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of catching HIV or aids when performing 5min oral sex to female unknown if she has HIV or aids?
Very Low: The risk of contracting HIV from oral sex on a female is very low. However, if there is open sores present on either partner or blood present, then the chances increase slightly. Determining an actual percentage risk is difficult, as many couple use oral sex as a lead up to anal or vaginal sex, which has a higher risk of exposure. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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